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Encyclopedia > Oliver Sykes

Oliver (or more commonly referred to as 'Oli') Sykes (November 20, 1986) is the lead singer of the rising UK Deathcore band Bring Me the Horizon and owner of Drop Dead Clothing. He is also part of other musical projects such as the deathrash band Purple Curto, and a hip hop music group Womb 2 da Tomb along with his brother Tom Sykes and Bring Me the Horizon drummer, Matt Nicholls.
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Trivia

  • Of the three bands he's in, Bring Me the Horizon are the by far the most well known, with a range of fans from different parts of the world.
  • Oli is a vegetarian and a strong supporter of PETA. He has appeared (along with BMTH drummer and bassist Matt Nicholls and Matt Keane) in a PETA video discussing his views and beliefs on vegetarianism.
  • He is part of the Kentucky Fried Cruelty Campaign[1] and released a drawing to show his disgust at KFC [2] along with two other members of the band.
  • He runs his own clothing company which goes by the name of Drop Dead Clothing which is co-run by Oliver's mother Carol Sykes, and his younger brother Tom Sykes.
  • His ex-girlfriend Sarah-Jane Whiteley (SJ) also runs her own clothing company called Built For Sin, which has similar kinds of designs to that of Drop Dead Clothing. Oliver models for some of the clothing made[3]
  • Although he is in a Deathcore band he dresses much more like an Emo which in some cases can cause abuse when the band support other Metalcore bands. An example of this was during the support tour with Killswitch Engage, at all the live gigs, Bring Me the Horizon recieved abuse and, were booed as they left the stage.
  • However, as Peter Dolving from The Haunted said while they were touring together, "If you close your eyes and look past the way they dress they play some good music." - this was said during the show at Manchester Academy while the band were supporting Killswitch Engage on their european tour.
  • Oli also has many tattoos including sleeves on his left and right arms, his chest, his hands, the side of his neck, and most recently on his adam's apple.
  • Bring Me the Horizon's first demo cd was recorded in his bedroom[4] with his vocals being recorded through a guitar amplifier.

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References

  1. ^ The band on PETA 2
  2. ^ Oli's anti-KFC drawing
  3. ^ Pictures of Oli and SJ modeling DD clothes
  4. ^ Information about all recordings

 
 

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